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intelligence to recommend who the cia director should be to the president of the united states. i am aware of general clapper, the dni's letter, endorsing your nomination, which is different from his actually recommending to the president that you be chosen. to your knowledge, did general clapper recommend to the president that he be nominated for this position? >> i know for certain that he made a recommendation, but i would defer to general clapper to tell you what that recommendation is. >> thank you. cent >> senator heinrich? >> thank you for your service to this country and welcome you to the committee. and should you be confirmed, i would like to start by just inviting you to visit to mexico at some point and in particular sandia and los alamos national labs, because while you often do not hear about the contributions they make to our intelligence community, i can assure you that that support is vital to keeping our nation safe. i have a few questions, and forgive me if some of these return to some of the think you have heard from other senators. i want to start with your november 20
on capitol hill. >> will lawmakers confirm john brennan as the head of the cia? i am tracie potts in washington. >> our storm is still two parts. so far, new england has not had that much snow. right now at the airport, up 41 degrees. >> >> today is leon panetta's last day as secretary of defense. president obama will co-host a farewell ceremony today. he finished his term by testifying at a committee on the attacks in benghazi. chuck hagel has not been confirmed. also waiting for confirmation, john brennan, nominee for head of the cia. brennan won praise after the thursday confirmation hearing, where he defended drone attacks on terror suspects. tracie potts has the latest from capitol hill. >> truth, full truth -- >> it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers after defending drone attacks on terror suspects, even american spirit at least three whad been killed so far. >> any american who did that should know that they are part of an enemy against us and the united states will do anything possible to destroy the enemy. >> drones are used against immine
was nominated to head the cia and that is still to come next week. >> the hearing on gun control. to that issue. -- y kippers was there a fiery exchange. what do you think that did as moving the ball forward. >> the president seems to be his politicalte capital in the hot button issue on capitol hill. the super bowl, saw against the illegal guns. during the super bowl. a lot of people are anxious to what happens -- what comes of this. they are very cautious and any legislation not the second amendment rights. >> we appreciate you being here on superbowl sunday. >> thank you. the tea s.a. is reevaluating its said itafter reports might be useless. there is no real way of knowing it work. say in a terminal, dogs have too much sensory input and detect aniably explosive. most of the time, they are hitting stationary object. what these canines do is essentially walk through a a cent andd detect then they start following the scent. this is relatively new in the united states. >> the government accountability found some dogs are not required monthly training. >> investigators are trying to a crashut wh
. will the controversy threaten the president's nominee for cia director when he faces lawmakers today. >>> and skin is out. the fashion warning sent to some of the biggest names in music ahead of sunday's grammy award. but will the stars cover up today, thursday, february 7th, 2013. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. we're starting to get a much clearer picture this morning of exactly where that powerful nor'easter is headed and just how much snow we're going to be seeing. >> a lot of people bracing themselves. it's expected to start tomorrow morning and could make travel an absolute nightmare. some airlines are already waiving penalties for customers who have flights booked to the northeast in the coming days and want to make changes. al has been monitoring all these different models and we're going to get to him in a moment. >> when you look at that satellite image, it's the two systems that come together that will create the problem. >>> also ahead a controversy raging over a fraternity party labeled racist by some stu
and see the fans go cia r -- go crazy. felt so good. might have to do it again. >> reporter: jones said this week that he hopes to be a raven for life. back to you. >> and we do, too. jessica, thank you so much. as we told you earlier, coach john harbaugh will be following in flacco's footsteps by appearing on the late show tonight with letter than -- letterman. >> just mere seconds after eyewitness news at 11:00. >>> let's take a look at weather around here. maybe a touch of winter north of the city tomorrow morning. 36 now. east winds at 7. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at the forecast and the weekend after this. >>> here's a live look outside right now. and i said it last night, i'll say it again. we have been lucky. this winter. >> oh, yeah. >> we really haven't seen any major winter storms here. we've had these little weak systems. but this one, which will miss us, for the most part, is going to be a monster for eastern new england. anywhere from connecticut north. and i'll show you where in -- why in just a few m
attacked and also facing scrutiny was nominee for cia director. one of the things he talked about is how much of the public and congress should know about the u.s. drove stride program. we would like to hear your opinion. what is the balance between government secrecy and the public's right to know? here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online -- here is the headline in "the baltimore sun" this morning. brennan targeted over drones. looking at some of the opinions coming in on the editorial pages of the newspapers. "usa today" -- that is of the newspaper's editorial board opinion. jumping down, it says -- the opposing view that "usa today" publishes to give a counterpoint says end the u.s. -- covert drone war. naureen shah at columbia's human-rights institute writes -- she points out the war is waged secretly because the pakistani and yemen government have the time feared their citizens would oppose open u.s. and all -- involvement. what do you think? what is more important, government secrecy or the public's right to know? let's hear from walter from butler, indiana. a re
the confirmation hearing started, demonstrators went to protest the cia's use of drone strikes. >> killing kids halfway across the world. >> reporter: he is the president's choice to be the head of the cia and he is a chief architect of the drone program. it wasn't just the protesters, lawmakers also demanded answers the obama administration about the more than 300drone strikes. i have been calling and others have been calling, the vice chairman and i on the use of targets for increased transparency for over a year. >> reporter: specifically the chair said she wants information on the number of civilian deaths that result from drone strikes but has been denied because it's a secret program. >> i think that thinking, is long gone. >> reporter: earlier this week a unclassified document said american citizens that are tied to al-qaeda can be killed if an informed high level official believes they pose a threat. the government doesn't have to have clear evidence. the director defended the approach. >> i never believe it better that kill a terrorist than to detain him. >> reporter: earlier today m
hearing for john brennan, the president's nominee, a good man, to be the next director of the cia. and brennan is known at the whitehouse, among other things, former deputy at cia, for being the architect of america's drone policy. he is the one who decides when drones are used and who they are targeted and what american citizens might be targeted. this is bound to come up. several senators have already told me they are going to craze this question with john brennan and publicly said so. and just at the time they are preparing for this hearing this white paper, this was written by department of justice, for members of congress and sent to them last summer but for some reason, it never -- nobody ever leaked it until this week. we still don't know who leaked it. but this paper is pretty chilling. the paper is an unclassified document. so there is no breach of national security here and it's a department of justice explaining why they think the use of drones to kill american citizens on foreign soil is just justified justified. and they say it is -- it'
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with oversight of both the cia and the department of defense. i think the discussion is probably helpful. having said that, thomas, you know, we've killed more than 3,000 jihadists in the last several years of these drone campaigns, hundreds of strikes. they were running them out of iraq, afghanistan, yemen, you name it. they've been an important tool to keeping the american people safe. so i think we should keep in mind that these are not law enforcement operations. they're acts of war against a terrorist threat to the united states. >> so the drone program, if we look at it, it has ramped up under the president. there have been 400 -- more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. as we look back over history, that's eight times as many under president bush. now, the drone attacks, they often have collateral damage. they kill civilians. so doesn't that strain the ongoing future relations between the u.s. and countries where these attacks are taking place, because aren't we creating more problems for themselves when a civilian is killed and they dedicate themselves to trying t
the cia. protesters disrupted proceedings for john brennan as he began his testimony before the senate intelligence committee. fox 5's top top was at the hearing. the -- top top was at the hearing. the -- tom fitzgerald was at the hearing. >> tom brennan brennan and his 25 years at the cia has made him a target of anti-protests who say he is the architect of the cia's unmanned drone program and it did not take long to hear those protesters. >> all right. we will stop again. >> i speak for the mothers in yemen, pakistan, somalia and -- >> that was one of several interruptions of brennan's testimony by the anti-war group code pink inside the senate intelligence committee today. brennan has been at the center of the successful u.s. mission that both killed osama bin laden as well as the drone strike which took out anwar al awki and brennan said significant threat still remain in the united states as well as the chief bombmaker for al- qaeda whose attempt failed to blow up an american airliner last year and his crist mayday attempt in 2009. -- christmas day attempt in 2009. >> when mr. al-
tonight from abc news reporter jonathan karl. >> one count president obama has already used unmanned cia croan to strike more than 300 suspected terrorists targets. even more than his predecessor. but today we learn just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill without trial or evidence suspected terrorists. even american citizens. newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if quote an informed high level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. document says it quote does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point. this american citizen and top al qaeda leader link to several terror attack. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human wreaths advocate say the justice department memo goes way too far and. >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executio executioner. >>reporter: as soon as he became president barack obama stopped cia tactic like world trade center boarding that he considered torture but this justifies out right killin
. of course, the president's nominee to head the c.i.a. i said on what issue? he said on drones, of course. on drones. this is -- this guy is the architect of our whole drone policy. i told him. this is something that i've talked about on the show. i'm very concerned about the use of these drones. i'm torn about it but very concerned about it. and i said to him you know, i think this is an issue that's going to blow up in our face. he said you bet. we haven't seen a copy of it yet. he told me he was releasing a letter yesterday signed by -- i think he said 16 senators, republicans and democrats to the president saying we need the information on exactly what we're doing with these drones. what the policies are. what the guidelines are and who decides. now, this story has broken. all these questions about drones and now the justice department has just released a memo. it is a confidential memo, a copy of it has been obtained, story again just breaking this morning, a story -- the memo, copy of it has been obtained by nbc news, 16 pages. let me just give you the bottom line. from -- this is f
. the fraternity's national office says it is investigating. >>> president obama's nominee for cia director faced some harsh crit sitand that actually had some people cleared from the room. >>> public humiliation and a fresh start. a drunken boating accident forces prominent state senator don dwyer to admit he is an alcoholic. he told mary bubal ark how that changed his life. >> 20, 29 people in the water. >> reporter: a violent collision, two speedboats slam into each other. >> i had blood under my fingernails. >> reporter: randy harvin and his grandchildren suffer serious injuries. state delegate don dwyer at the helm of the other boat. police say dwyer is going full throttle, out of control, and destruction. >> reporter: when r you an alcoholic? >> when you get to the point where i am struggling like i was and using alcohol like i was, clearly i had a problem that needed to be addressed. >> reporter: delegate dwyer opens up at his drinking. the blood alcohol level was 3 times the legal limit that august night. >> it's true i was drinking while opera
hearings on capitol hill today, this one centered on president obama's nominee to head the cia. he goes before a senate panel today to justify the use of drones to kill terror suspects. tracie potts has more. >> in written answers to the senate committee he will face today, john brennan says that crown strikes on terror suspects are rare but -- drone strikes on terror suspects are rare but legal. . the white house released to lawmakers a classified memo justifying their use. >> we have high confidence that they are being done in the right way. >> what constitutes a threat that would justify taking a life without any kind of proceeding or review by anyone else? >> drones are used to patrol the border and to monitor hostage situations like the kidnapping and alabama. >> it can be used to save lives. >> what should it be used to kill americans suspected of working with al qaeda overseas? >> if you have joined the enemy overseas, you have joined the enemy overseas. >> even democrats like ron wyden said that the memo does not adequately explain whether the government has the legal right to k
the cia face some tough questions to date. lawmakers grilled john brennan over the administration's unmanned drone policy targeting american terrorist. he said drawn districts are only used as a deterrent against him and the terrorist threats -- he said drone attacks are only used as a deterrent against american terrorist threats. >> it stood at loyola university is hospitalized because of bacterial meningitis. >> baltimore city and county people can get their taxes done free. >> winter weather advisory. was a morning to the north. -- blizzard warning to the north. >> the case of bacterial meningitis at loyola -- at loyola university's night. an undergraduate did was diagnosed today and taken to hospital for treatment -- an undergraduate student was diagnosed a day and taken to hospital for treatment. this dude was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter -- the student was listed in serious but stable condition. twitter, facebook, youtube -- school officials believe it will serve as a vital tool to enhance education, communication and learning. it would prohibit communicat
the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that authorizes targeted drone strikes on u.s. terror suspects overseas to what he knew about the bush administration's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. plus concerns that he, leaked classified information when he briefed reporters about the bin laden raid and the underwear bomber plot. these are big topics. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on this let's start on one topic out of all those big ones, catherine this so-called enhanced interrogation program. tell us where brennan stand now and whether he changed his position over the years. >> reporter: good
today and ahead in the day ahead, it could be a tough day for questioning for cia director nominee john brennan. he is expected to come under fire at this afternoon's confirmation hearings for supporting the cia's controversial drone program. brennan will also be asked about the support for the bush era enhanced interrogation tactics like walter boarding. >>> time now for defense secretary leon panetta to take the hot seat on what happened on september 11th in benghazi. libya. it happened that night at a consulate rather in the city. four americans died including u.s. ambassador. panetta will speak before a committee and deafen see will also testify. >>> the conviction in the levy murder case is now in question. defense lawyers for the suspect in this. the man who was convict, are arguing this morning that the prosecution's key witness is not credible. now that witness already was imprisoned serving time for assaulting two women in the same area. her body was found. the lawyers will be petitioning for a new trial today. the man convicted was found guilty in 2010 of killing chandra levy.
year by then cia director david petraeus and backed by penalty gone leaders and then secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all thought it was over. plus, he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy nilly send f-16s there and blow up the place without knowing what's taking place. >> they said they were aware in the months before the attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about safety in libya. >> we never received a request to do, so number one snopa any ta argued that benghazi
prepares for its confirmation to the stop spot in the cia. john brennan is president obama's choice to be the next cia director and will face sufficient questions about the drone program at his confirmation hearings tomorrow. >> let's check in with talker. >> nice, cold start to your day. temperatures falling back for the most part in the upper 20s and low 30s. we are chilly but hoping for a little sun later today with temperatures in the mid-40s. so no travel issues if you are headed to the airport, that kind of thing. let's kick it off bay look at the numbers. a quick reminder, the kids going to the bus stop will want to be prepared for a cold winter morning as we've fallen back into the upper 20s and low 30s no much of the area. 32 in quantity you co. 28 in leonardtown. 32 in baltimore and in gaithersburg. and i mentioned 37 here in town. 30 in morning out in culpeper. our average daytime high now in the mid-40s. i think we'll get real close to that. we are hoping for about 44, 45 this afternoon. it is all about getting some sunshine. we've been trying to work it into the forecas
be the next director of the cia and fox 5s bob barnard has that for us. >> reporter: the cia has been without a permanent director since november. and this afternoon's confirming a hearing with the man plathapresident obama tapped to take over, got
john pwrepb tpher -- brennan head of the c.i.a. administration. >>steve: if george bush was president and he had a program like this, democrats would be calling for george bush's impeachment. this would be a giant story every day in "the new york times." instead what you hear on the other side, crickets. there was a letter that came out yesterday. 11 senators wrote a letter to the president -- eight democrats and three republicans -- asking for questions. which is interesting, when you go back to 2007, there were 144 democrats who sent a letter to president bush to close gitmo over the torture. the hypocrisy is stunning. >>gretchen: they did come up at the press conference, jay carney, there were several reporters calling out the hypocrisy. at least they were asking questions about this issue. he had the same -- it's almost like he was reading a legal answer, because he read the same quote several times to the same question almost as if they parsed the words to make sure. because the aclu, quite frankly, is suing the government right now. the aclu usually agrees with this administrati
they want answers to this, and if they don't get them the president's nominee for cia and defense could be held up. >> we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, prevent attacks and save american lives. these strikes are legal, ethical and wise. the u.s. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al qaeda terrorist, to insure precision and prevent loss of american lives. gregg: peter doocy joins us in washington. >> the first thing an american citizen has to do to be targeted is associate themselves with al qaeda operations. when they do that the juts is department says that out weighs their right to due process. >> we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat when capture is not feasible and when we are confident we are doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> reporter: a secret justice department memo makes sure there does not have to be a known plot, just an imminent threat to target a citizen aligned with al qaeda. the first to be targeted was anwar al-awlaki.
: john brennan will be on capitol hill tomorrow for his confirmation leading to head up the cia. what might lawmakers be asking him about the drone program? guest: i think you'll see some lawmakers. i don't think people will see a huge barrage of questions on this issue. up until now the interest in congress has been limited, but now we're seeing the media episcopal little more. you will see questions about this issue of what the legal safeguards are for u.s. citizens, how much? is required, a dozen u.s. citizen have to know the government is trying to get stomped -- how much proof is required, does the u.s. citizen have to know the government is trying to get them? it is 98% focused on foreign nationals believed to be allied with terrorist groups and not focused on u.s. citizens. there's a growing concern that the drone program in pakistan and yemen may be counteroffensive in the long term because of the backlash it produces in the local populace there and because of anti- american sentiment that it fuels. for the long term, that is probably a bigger question than these unusual circu
forceful warning to date that lawmakers may stall or even block mr. obama's nominee to run the cia. white house counter terrorism advisor john brennan unless the senators get good cooperation from the administration like providing the secret legal memos, quote: congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizens is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. republican senator susan collins who signed a letter telling fox late today the refusal to release the secret memos is hypocritical. >> obama administration that released all of these opinions from the office of legal counsel about the bush administration's treatment of detainees. so, why the different standards? >> brennan is expected to be pressed thursday not only on the targeted killing program but the cia interrogation program. critics call torture and whether he was or knows the source of these national security leaks to the media shep. >> shepard: you mentioned critics, catherine, many of them are saying the president isn't really living up to his own promises. >> they
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
hearing to be the next head of the c.i.a. he is considered to be the architect of the drone strike program. >>> the white house has begun an effort to post poan automatic spending cuts known as the came zester. president obama called on congress to pass a small budget now to postpone deep reductions in domestic and defense spending that would start march 1. >> government spending, what the president believes creates economic growth, we shouldn't be having any of these problems at all. >> house speaker john boehner says he doesn't want another temporary fix if there's no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. some house republicans have indicated they will let the steep automatic cuts take effect. those would take a huge bite out of military and domestic programs. >>> democrats in the virginia state senate have rejected two amendments that would have provided funding for transportation projects in the state. one of the amendments would replace governor mcdonnell's retail sales tax increase with a narrow 5.5% wholesale tax on gasoline. the second amendment would have set the retail fuel
american lives. >> the white house says john brennan has the experience to lead the cia. they've knowledge outside concerns on the war on terror. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the war against al qaeda. >> the drone strike program is not the only issue likely to come out. expect lawmakers to ask about his stance on enhanced interrogation techniques. at his role in leaks of secret government operations. >> an update on chuck hagel. we haven't heard anything on him. >> the vote to confirm him was supposed to happen today, this morning. it was postponed last night. the head of the committee said the senate group is not done reviewing the nomination. some republicans have a press concerned about some answers last week, the lack of details about money he has received over the past five years. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> it is taken almost 10 years but apple has reached a new milestone -- 25 billion songs on itunes. it was purchased by a customer in germany who received a gift card worth more than $13,000. custom must download 15,000 songs and mil
cia director john brennan. he will likely be asked about the leaks of private information. >>> mathers of faith will be discussed in d.c.. the event will provide a venue for president barack obama to deliver his first remarks about america's religious community. >>> well, someone is waking up a lot richer than they were before they went to bed. the powerball numbers were drawn last night. for a jackpot of $270 million. before taxes. we know those winning numbers came out of virginia. but we don't know the name of the person who was the winner on possible -- or possibly it was a group of people that are going to be spreading out the winnings. >> lucky. lucky. >> i think the take home was like $130 million. >> that's what i read. >> i could probably do all right on that. >> i would figure out something to do about it that's for sure. >>> this is the week the super bowl bets are being settled across the country and basically other countries as well. >> two anchors in canada made a friendly wager on who would win the american version obviously football. the super bowl. they had to pay for
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of the cia and head of the joint chiefs general dempsey. >> do you believe that the recent bombing has anything to do with the patriot missiles we have sent there? >> no, this is obviously a terrorist attack, and we have to find out what the motive is here, but i do not believe it is linked there. >> was this an internal thing and they have just attacked the u.s.? >> well sh, the intel community and this is a very recent event and the intel community has exactly that question to wring out and see if there is and coneck shun, but as the secretary said, we have no indication it was. >> and candy, joining us with more of the rare joint interview, and candy, reports that both of them will be testifying before congress on the benghazi attack. >> yes, i talked to them both, and thursday is the day that secretary panetta was not particularly, yes, we are going to do it, but, yes, we are talking to them about that and yes, we are trying to work it out, but later the chairman of the joint chiefs said thursday when we talked about benghazi which is one of the topics for us, he said, well, i'm su
, natalie. >> absolutely. pete williams in washington, thanks so much. >>> tough questions for cia director nominee john brennan. nbc's capital hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more. good morning, kelly. >> good morning, natalie. some of the country's deepest secrets were part of the intense hearings, grilling top officials over benghazi attacks and those drone strikes and that attracted protesters. >> pakistan, somalia. >> reporter: anger over targeted killings. >> please remove -- >> reporter: and senators who say the cia and white house won't give them answers. >> the committee is just stonewalled. >> reporter: john brennan, if confirmed as the next cia director. but struggled to explain if he was involved in waterboarding yet -- >> i did not stop the use of those techniques. >> reporter: he once said those techniques had saved lives but now -- >> waterboarding is something that never should have been employed. >> reporter: senators pressed outgoing leon panetta and dempsey about whether military help was too far away to rescue the slain americans. >> the biggest problem that night
thursday when john brennan is questioned for cia chief >>> the superdome blackout is taking on a life of its own. an independent third party will investigate. the 35 minute electrical outage during super bowl xlvii set off a storm of speculation about the cause. it was a huge embarrassment for new orleans. but the nfl said it probably won't keep the city from hosting another big game. >>> okay, back here at home, today 49ers fans got a little sweet treat to help drown their sorrows. how about chocolate pudding? jell-o drop off -- who doesn't love chocolate pudding? it was a consolation for fans in san francisco upset over the super bowl loss. at one of locations, broadway and columbus, fans got a chance to meet hall of famer and former 49er ronnie lott. >> we are trying to just honor what the 49ers were able to accomplish. it's amazing. the fans are already excited about next year. >> lott also says he has faith the 49ers can win the super bowl next year. >> comfort food. >>> this sunday on kpix 5, the biggest night in music. the grammys. this ye
obama's pick to be the next head of the c.i.a. brennan is considered the architect of the drone program. and some new memos that were leaked recently are sparking concerns about the legality of killing americans suspected of working with al qaeda. >> president obama has nominated the. of rei to be his new broker secretary. sally jewel runs the retailer. if confirmed, she would replace ken salazar. she would also be the first woman the president has appointed to his second term cabinet. >>> those hoping to the boy caughts -- boy scouts would chase their policy about including gays will have to wait a few more months. they have postponed the decision till its next meeting in may. they need more time because the issue is too complex. >> it is 5:11. nearly half the seven-day forecast is soaked with rain. howard will give us the details after the break. >>> first, here's an update on a story we brought you yesterday. monopoly players, it's time to call in on the cat. hasbro announced it's replacing the iron game piece with the cat. it's the first change in monopoly tokens since >>> good morn
updates for you this morning. >>> a new revelation on the war on terror. a location of a secret cia base has been revealed this morning. adding to whether the controversial drone program is going too far. published reports say that the base in saudi arabia has been used to launch drone strikes against targets in yemen, including the one that killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social secu
of giving arms to rebels in syria. it's been reported hillary clinton and former cia director petraeus asked the white house for permission to arm the syrian rebels but were denied. >>> to d.c. politics now, the city's ethics board says it will not pursue evidence i found against council member jim graham. the board says further action cannot be taken because the incident happened before the ethics board was created. however, a federal grand jury is investigating graham and the contracting process. >>> fairfax county police say the serial fondler has struck again. take a good look at this updated sketch. now 18 incidents reported in and around springfield since september. all of which have the same suspect description and the same m.o. the man comes from behind and gropes women and runs. he has previously been described as having a beard. nowe's described as acne on his shaving bumps. >>> a maryland mother is facing charges that she murdered her 2- year-old. police say chelsea booth confessed to smothering her daughter, cassidy. they believe she put the toddler's body in a dumpster at their
and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. the white house has made other news this week, saying the president will head to israel for the first time for the first time since taking office this spring, savannah. he is scheduled to arrive there, but the white house won't confirm the exact date. >>> chuck todd joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> we have known for a while the u.s. government has authorized strikes against american citizens believed to be al qaeda leaders. what we learn in this memo is the legal justification for that. some are concerned about how expansive the power is that the admi
committee will hold confirmation hearings on john brennan to be the next director of the cia. that begins at 2:30 in program 216 of the hart building. and friday, retired general mcchrystal will talk about his memoir on the afghanistan war and his removal by president obama. that is your capital rundown for the week of february 4th, 2013. you can find more at myfoxdc.com and reach us on twitter at #capital rundown. >>> before we get to tucker, we want to mention as you take a live look at the roads with the snow coming down, we are now getting lots of reports of fender-benders, particularly in montgomery county. allow extra time. it's fresh snow. not a lot, but has fallen and there are problems out there. >> most importantly, temperatures have fallen back into the 20s. anything that's partly melted can refreeze quick and can cause more issues. >> yuck. >> yeah. >> snow coming down has cooled the atmosphere. >> yeah, cooled it big time. the good news, if you need to be out on the roadways. most of the snow is out of here. reduced, very light snow bands and a couple of flurries left over. w
and intelligence of the cia at home and around the world. if you look back at what he said 10 years ago, what are the lessons for american foreign policy? guest: i can tell you that the lesson for me was that i made a terrible mistake of believing that speech. of all of the people in the administration, i never believed colin paulo would misrepresent the facts and lead them to believe we should support the argument he laid out. it was the predominant reason why someone like me, who had less inclination to believe anything that dick cheney or george bush had to say about iraq cows i said paul -- iraq, i said powell would never mislead us. i hold him accountable for believing -- convincing people that we should fall in line. it was erroneous and did not have the underpinning of anything that resembled the accurate information that would have just applied -- justify the speech in the first place. host: we are talking with marc ginsberg in new york. we have a call from mississippi. caller: i am proud of our president. he is a thinking man. we cannot go and start conflict and war everywhere. if we
happen to have a known terrorist on the cia's department watch list in your living room, perhaps you have some issues, too. don't get me wrong. >> no, you don't, harold. did you go to law school? if you're an american, are you telling me if you're an american overseas and you happen to stumble into the wrong zip code, you could be killed because somebody is sitting in the living room of a guy who is a terrorist? >> i've never had one in my living room. >> but you may not know the guy is a terrorist. maybe you know him from the mosque you're going to. maybe you're the only two americans. i don't know how to play this. >> all these questions have to be answered. >> just because you're in the same proximity with a suspected terrorist, who has not been charged with any crimes, then you may be killed. >> call me old-fashioned, i like checks and balances on the executive branch, even during war. >> i agree with you. the senate should ask these questions, i don't disagree with that. >> here's my question. i get the hip poxcracy of it or disconnect previous administrations have received and this
to the cia fact book, literacy rate overall is 20%. given those numbers, how difficult is it your job of getting information to afghanis? guest: when you see almost 28% of the country is illiterate, meaning more than 72% mark is illiterate, that means we are faced with people they are not easy to receive things or digest things, so it is very hard in a country like afghanistan with the fact that more than 70% are illiterate, on the other hand, in afghanistan security, reaching for the people because of bad [indiscernible] because of the geographic afghanistan, it is hard to work, but it does not mean it will stop us. host: our guest abdul mujeeb khalvatgar is director of nai media institute. we're talking about journalism in afghanistan, how afghanis get their news and the freedom of the press in that country. we want to take your phone calls on this. the numbers -- here is the world news section of the "wall street journal." afghan peace still sought in six months. i am wondering, is this the type of headlines afghanis would see, the second to read the newspapers or have the newspape
] [inaudible conversations] >> the senate intelligence committee will hold a confirmationing hearing for cia director nominee john brennan this afternoon. live coverage is on c-span at 2:30 eastern. members of the senate intelligence committee are expected to is ask about drone strikes and terror suspects. at the wilson center last april, mr. brennan said drone strikes are legal, ethical and wise. >> i stand here as someone who has been involved with our nation's security for more than 30 years. i have a profound appreciation for the truly remarkable capabilities of our counterterrorism professionals and our relationships with other nations. and we must never compromise them. i will not discuss the sensitive details of any specific operation today. i will not, nor will i ever, publicly divulge sensitive intelligence sources is and methods, for when that happens, our national security is endangered, and lives can be lost. at the same time, we reject the notion that any discussion of these matters is a step onto a slippery slope that inevitably endangers our national security. too often that f
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